Zimbabwe-born Jason Wharam grew up on a farm, where the local elders taught him about the cultural backgrounds and traditions of Zim's varied people. From them, he also learned about the landscape and became passionate about nature.
Jason's high school years were spent at an old, military-type boarding school – Plumtree, near the Botswana/Zimbabwe border. There, his love for the bush blossomed as he spent time birdwatching, hunting, camping, fishing and exploring the surrounding wilderness. After completing his Cambridge studies, he became a trainee safari guide in the Gwayi Valley on the outer perimeters of Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. He has worked with safari legend Lionel Reynolds and honed his white-water rafting skills. Jason has been a professional guide since 1999, leading safaris throughout southern Africa's most remote and beautiful parks and reserves from the Skeleton Coast in Namibia to Botswana and down the wild Zambezi.
His second passion? Photography. Jason has recently retired from guiding and is using his camera to create incisive, inspiring images that are designed to help protect wildlife and the parks in which they live. See his images at jasonwharamphotography.co.uk
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